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Cyber Security: A practitioner's guide by David Sutton

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APPENDIX C

CYBER SECURITY LAW

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.

Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’, 16 April 1963

There are a number of pieces of UK legislation that are specifically concerned with cyber security, and also regulations and directives from the EU that have or may be placed with the UK’s legislative framework.

UK LAW

The Computer Misuse Act 1990

This was introduced in response to a High Court decision to overturn the conviction of Robert Schifreen and Steven Gold, who in 1985 gained unauthorised access to BT’s Prestel electronic mail system, and eventually accessed ...

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